In the past few months, I installed all new Bali Autoview (z-wave) motorized shades. I’ve got the shades (and remotes) successfully integrated into my Vera ecosystem and everything has been working fine. However, the batteries in the individual shade remotes are draining at an incredible rate. These batteries are supposed to last 6-12 months, depending on use, and I’m seeing them drain in 1-2 months. I’ve replaced the batteries in all seven remotes twice in the past six months. And, it’s important to note, I rarely use the remotes, as I’m typically opening/closing the shades using Alexa voice commands.
So, I started wondering if perhaps something with Vera’s polling or wake-up intervals for battery devices might be draining these things. I’ve also never completely understood why the remotes, in addition to the shade motors themselves, needed to be added to Vera (but that is beside the point, I suppose).
Anyone out there using Bali Autoview shades with Vera? Have you experienced this rapid draining of your shade remote batteries? Am I on to something with the wake-up interval setting (which seems to be set at 1800 seconds for all the remotes) and/or the device polling (currently blank, meaning default, whatever that is)? Is there any reason I couldn’t set the wake-up interval to 0 (never wake up) and/or the polling interval to 0 (don’t poll)? I can’t see why I would need Vera to know the status of my shade remotes. They just sit there doing nothing until/unless I press a button.
Any guidance/thoughts appreciated.